THE HAPPINESS REPORT (8.3.21)
'I FELT LIKE SPIDERMAN': 7-YEAR-OLD BOY RESCUES ELDERLY NEIGHBORStella Thorley, 79, fell while going to the bathroom in the middle of the night and could not get back up on her own.
Her family couldn't get through to her on the phone, or get an answer at the door, so they tried to get into her home.
But the key was stuck in the inside of the door, preventing entry. Her daughter, Jane, attempted to get in for an hour.
That's when Jayden stepped in to save the day.
Source: Sunny Skyz
REBUILDING LIFE, ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIMEChen Lie suffered a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 60 and couldn’t walk, talk or use the right side of her body. With the help of robot-assisted therapy she was able to get back on her feet. Using her non-dominant left hand, Chen tapped into a newfound talent, creating beautiful paintings – wowing the world.
Source: A Plus
CAMERA SHOWS DOG COMFORTING CRYING BABY SISTER WITH HIS FAVORITE TOYIn early July, Nick Elliott and his wife brought home their baby girl, Macie, from the hospital. They were excited to introduce the newborn to her big brother — a 2-year-old Doberman pinscher named Tommy.
Tommy has always been loving and loyal to his parents, and they hoped that the very big boy would act the same way towards the family’s newest addition.
Source: The Dodo
PREMATURE BABY BECOMES A PRODIGY AT 3, JOINING MENSA AFTER THEY RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS FOR THE TODDLERMore than three years ago at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, Lawson Lundberg was born prematurely. After spending several weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit, doctors expected the boy to have significant delays in cognitive development.
Despite not hearing more than two words during the first two years of his life, Lawson’s mother, Sara, witnessed a sudden change.
Now, at 3-years-old, Lawson knows every flag, country, and capitol in the world. While other kids were learning to walk, Lawson was naming all 50 states and 195 countries! His vocabulary is ever-growing and his interest in learning is unique—so much so, that his parents had his IQ tested professionally.
Source: Good News Network
WOMAN TOLD SHE’D NEVER HAVE CHILDREN IS NOW A MUM OF 10 – AND PLANS TO ADOPT MORENew York couple Alicia Dougherty, 40, and Joshua, 42, tried for a baby for nine years, but experienced 11 miscarriages due to Alicia’s stage four endometriosis.
Alicia was devastated to be told she wouldn’t be able to have a baby – but went on to surprise everyone by giving birth to four babies and adopting six more children.
She’s now a mum of ten.
'THAT'S MY DUDE': KENTUCKY MAN'S ONE-OF-A-KIND BOND WITH RED BIRD IS GETTING NOTICED AROUND THE WORLD ON TIKTOKWith over a million views on TikTok, Joe Castello is known as the "Cardinal Guy," because of his feathered friend, Siva. Their unique relationship has garnered a lot of attention on social media.
Castello tells WHAS11 he named the bird named after well-known Louisville athlete Peyton Siva.
"It's amazing that I go there to sit and eat lunch and this bird comes to me," Castello said. "He's not trained. I'm not a bird feeder per se. I mean I was just eating lunch and he started hanging out we became buds."
“CATCH-UP” CENTERS OVERCOME CULTURAL BARRIERS TO EDUCATE WOMENJanet Ekura is an education facilitator at a “catch-up” center in the village of Atan in Isiolo County, Kenya. The catch-up centers are part of an Education for Life initiative designed to empower underprivileged children, and especially girls, in the region.
Underaged girls are often deprived of schooling because of “poverty and outdated cultural practice,” according to Samuel Kiragu, who oversees standards at the education department in Isiolo County. Stories of early marriages, unintended motherhood, and perpetual poverty are common in this region.
Source: The Optimist Daily